Time of your LightBlown Glass Time-Light using bioluminescence as a light source
Universal collection of glassware that facilitates pouring & drinking for the visually impaired.
In our society, there is a need of humancentred, high quality hardwearing products to help integrate the visually impaired and make their daily lives more rewarding. Glassblowing is a craft technique that is becoming less attractive to young job seekers, hampering its continuity in the near future. The industry needs to produce more and more innovative products creating new market opportunities to preserve the technique and at the same time attract young people to continue the tradition.
The idea behind this Project is to create a universal collection of glassware that facilitates pouring and drinking for visually impaired people. An analogical system of sounds and vibration will tell the user when the glass is full and the articles will be easy to grip firmly while drinking, making life easier. The main goal is to create a project that help blind people to be independent and more confident in their day-to-day life. The project takes a humanistic approach to the design of articles that are easy to hold and aesthetic.
Glassblowers, both young and old will also have the opportunity to use their skills in new environments, motivating them to stay in the workforce longer.
AS A CEREMONY (Germany)
AS A CEREMONY is a lighting design duo based in Berlin. They work as lighting planners, researchers, and lighting product designers. AS A CEREMONY collaborates with architects, designers, and artists in the lighting field.
Arcam-Glass produces contemporary glass creations for designers, artists, architects, and private individuals. They support their clients from the research phase to the installation of the work, assisting them through every step of the creative process.